Heh, yeah.. not like "fanning" is an end in and of itself. It's not all that difficult or technically demanding to strum the guitar that fast. Still a nice little piece of showmanship though. A nice way to build up into a crescendo.
Fanning to me is double edge sword..on the one hand it really shows emotion when all is built up ans WHAM!!on the other hand...Fanning is also a way of "bailing"...no more ideas so lets just fan......i am not a huge fan on Fanning(no pun intended)..never was..